U.S. think tank, said China has no strategy for dealing with maritime affairs capricious ocean
Data Figure: China’s Naval Fleet escort for replenishment at sea
U.S. Jamestown Foundation,” China Brief, “the latest issue of the article, the original question: The Chinese naval strategy, but no ocean strategy
the past two years, the waters around China sporadic conflicts from time to time temporarily subsided. U.S. senior military officers believe that this is only temporary, is Beijing in the ocean, such as territorial disputes, foreign naval operations and the “offshore” military reconnaissance from the hard-line stance on the controversial issue of tactical retreat. Recently a series of events confirmed the assessment that China’s leaders have not given up the ambition in these waters, and China’s maritime ambitions vulnerable to other Asian countries to resist. In addition, the sea surge in the conflict also highlights China’s “smile diplomacy” stalled.
Beijing behavior in its surrounding waters become erratic, capricious, to a certain extent, may be because China lacks a means of integration of national maritime strategy. Argue that China’s naval strategy for the development of such information experts believe that “China has no clear national ocean strategy.” Some focus on economic development departments to develop a strategy, of course, the Navy’s maritime strategy also has its own considerations, but belong to various departments of the action, not national. This helps explain why China’s practice of marine affairs and sometimes contradictory.
maritime strategy not limited to naval strategy. It involves the role of the ocean with all government departments, covering not only the Navy, as well as marine and oceanographic institutions and other law enforcement agencies. Countries of the ocean, how to manage the different agencies is a major challenge. The U.S. is released until 2007 its first true maritime strategy.
Chinese diplomat efforts to create the image of a friendly power, which gives other countries a ruler to measure China’s sea breach of its stated goals and intentions. These countries have become increasingly suspect that China’s sincerity. Allegedly, Beijing is developing a maritime strategy, and soon to be made public. If so, Beijing will be able to clarify the position, it is erratic in the airspace surrounding the behavior of the sea may be stabilized.
Beijing will be based on what the guiding principles of the first ocean strategy? After all, China has done everything around the fight for national maritime interests, while avoiding at all costs to the armed conflict. No one wants to fight sea, especially in China. Armed conflict is not only dangerous, unnecessary waste of resources and will even win a war, may also stimulate the defeated party to seek revenge. Therefore, Beijing tends to “create” a favorable strategic environment, trying not to resort to force is an important goal to achieve.
but to win without fighting is the acme, few people can reach that level. If the battle ahead is the key to winning, then the determinants of peace contest is the display of strength and skill. China’s military leadership and to words with the logistics, the opponent can not challenge or oppose China, may be mobilized to deal with the Chinese party will lose the fight.
only words, strength and action three-pronged approach, the Chinese in order to achieve victory without fighting. Confucius and Chinese diplomats with such legendary Zheng other Asian countries to launch a charm offensive. At the same time actively build naval power and diplomacy match. Beijing understand that well-trained, well-equipped army in the psychological impact of the opponent. Over the past decade, the Chinese people in the surrounding waters launched a series of diplomatic actions to clarify the intent of the outside world, even if the Chinese do not yet have enough strength to make it substantial weight. ▲ (author James Holmes, Wang analyze translation)
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